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What You Need To Know About Subprime Lending For Smartphones

A new startup focuses on offering loans for the purchase of top-of-the-line smartphones. But what seem like deals come with hefty markups.
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The 5 Business Stories That Made 2014 A Memorable Year

From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.
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What's Hot In Tech Gifts This Year?

David Greene finds out from Jacqui Cheng, editor-in-chief of Wirecutter, a tech shopping blog, about which gifts are in demand. She's tracks what gizmos and gadgets are popular with readers.
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For Updated 'Annie', The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

The comic strip Little Orphan Annie was launched during the Great Depression. A remake of the 1987 movie arrives when the income gap between rich and poor is the highest it's been since the 1930s.
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Treasury Nomination Sparks Fight Among Democrats

When Congress returns in 2015, it will consider the nomination of Antonio Weiss to be undersecretary of Treasury for domestic finance. The nomination is causing a fight within the Democratic Party.
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Heating New England Homes: The Good And Bad News

Low heating oil prices mean New Englanders don't have to bundle up at home this year, but they will have to watch their rising electric bills.
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Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'

On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.
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Renewed U.S.-Cuba Ties Could Mean Big Things For Cigar Market

As the U.S. opens up to Cuban exports, David Savona of Cigar Aficionado magazine tells NPR's Arun Rath how it will affect the market for Cuban cigars.
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While U.S. Focuses On Sony Hack, Some Of The World Is In The Dark

The controversy around The Interview is a top story in the U.S., but those in North Korea have no knowledge of the film. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Washington Post Tokyo bureau chief Anna Fifield.
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Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst Says

An analyst from GasBuddy.com says 24 states have at least one station with the price per gallon at $1.99 or less.

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